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Strength-Based Clinical Supervision

SKU# 9780826107367

A Positive Psychology Approach to Clinical Training

Author: John Wade PhD, Janice Jones PhD

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"Through the frame of positive psychology, Wade and Jones solidify a next step in conceptualization and practice of supervision. This expansive view of historical, narrative, literary, and theoretical approaches is a significant addition to the supervision literature."

Carol Falender, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

"For many of us in mental health fields our "training" in supervision occurred on the job. We mirrored the examples of positive supervision we experienced or tried to avoid the pitfalls we associated with negative supervision experiences. But being a competent and proficient supervisor is far more than emulation or avoidance of past experience. It is a vital aspect of our jobs and requires a pedagogical approach steeped in best practices and evidence. Strength Based Clinical Supervision offers a comprehensive approach to providing sound clinical supervision and should be part of any training program for clinicians who will one day supervise, mentor, or instruct anyone entering the field of mental health services."

Carrie Fleider, MSW, LISW-S, Assistant Director for Training, Counseling and Consultation Services, The Ohio State University

As evidenced by the recent proliferation of books about positive psychology, there is a growing realization about the importance of focusing on an individual's strengths. Yet there has been little written about positive psychology that applies this approach to training and supervision. To fill this void, Strengths-Based Clinical Supervision combines the principles of positive psychology with research on effective supervision and training from various disciplines along with the characteristics of effective clinical supervisors.

Designed for use with courses on clinical supervision in psychology, counseling, social work, the book is also an ideal resource for supervisors of Master's and Doctoral-level trainees as well as licensed professionals. It emphasizes practical applications and provides examples of questions and prompts to be used in supervision sessions. Chapters feature practical applications of key concepts as well as discussion questions to encourage retention of the material.

Key Features:

  • Integrates the basic principles of positive psychology with those of effective supervision and training
  • Emphasizes practical applications of positive psychology to clinical supervision across multiple disciplines
  • Includes examples of questions and prompts to be used in actual supervision sessions

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 27, 2014
  • Page Count 252
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826107367
  • EISBN 9780826107374

Table of Contents 

Part I: Overview of Supervision and Positive Psychology

Chapter 1: Perspectives on Supervision

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Positive Psychology

Part II: Strengths Based Training and Supervision

Chapter 3: Setting the Stage: Creating a Strong Working Alliance

Chapter 4: Uncovering Potential: Identifying Supervisee Strengths

Chapter 5: Addressing Problems

Chapter 6: Encouraging and Creating Hope

Chapter 7: Changing and Growing

Chapter 8: Framing Solutions

Chapter 9: Empowering: Building Strength and Resilience

Chapter 10: Evaluating Progress and Creating Life Long Learning

Part III: Special Considerations

Chapter 11: Legal and Ethical Issues

Chapter 12: Diversity: Searching for Higher Ground, Not Just Common Ground

Chapter 13: Navigating Difficult Situations

Chapter 14: Strengths Based Training and Supervision: The Gift That Keeps on Giving